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Virtual Classroom

Course Overview

Network operators around the world are busy deploying 5G technology, which will undoubtedly have a huge impact on all aspects of our lives.

This course provides a thorough overview of the new 5G technology, looking at both the 5G Core Network and 5G New Radio interface. The various network configurations, protocols and procedures of both SA & NSA options are described and explained, along with a description of network security, voice operations and roaming scenarios.

Why choose this course?

Programme format

This programme has been designed to run over 4 sessions, delivered live using a virtual classroom four3 hour sessions. There is ample opportunity for interactive questions and discussion.

Who is it for?

The course is designed for operators, vendors, developers &regulatorswishing to have a better understanding of the 5G network environment. Engineers as well as staff involved in the architecture, optimisation, management, monitoring or testing of the 5G network would benefit from attending this training programme.

Programme timetable

Four live online modules delivered by a subject matter expert.

Each training day lasts 3 hours, often organised as follows:

09:00 –10:00 Session 1

10:00 –10:15 Break

10:15 –11:15 Session 2

11:15 –11:30 Break

11:30 –12:30 Session 3

Learning outcomes

Benefits for Professionals

At the end of the programme delegates will:

  • Describe the current and potential uses cases for the 5G network
  • Explain the different deployment options for the radio access network and core networks
  • Outline the spectrum that will be used for 5G.
  • Recognisethe deployment configuration options for 5G base stations
  • Understandthe role of MIMO and beamformingin the 5G core network
  • Explain the various protocols used within the 5G network
  • Outline the various identities and areas used within 5G
  • Explain the main procedures used within 5G•Outline the security threats and responses in 5G networks
  • Understand the role of the IMS in 5G voice

Benefits For Your Organisation

  • Improved knowledge of the 5G networkenvironment
  • Assess the impact of 5G radio deployments within 5G infrastructure
  • Understand implications for products using 5G bearers
  • Assess the requirements of new innovations using the 5G network
  • Understand security threats and mitigtion strategies in 5G networks
  • Improved knowledge of the actions and decisions made by the handset in 5G

Detailed Programme Agenda

Module 1

  • Standardization of 5G
  • 3GPP Releases and Road map
  • 5G Use Cases-eMBB, MMTC, URLLC
  • 5G Network Design Overview
  • Network Slicing
  • 5G Deployment Options - SA Vs NSA
  • Dual Connectivity in 5G Networks
  • Small Cells with Dual Connectivity
  • Frequency Spectrum in 5G Network

Module 2

  • Modulation in 5G
  • QPSK - 256QAM, performance in the presence of noise.
  • 5G Antennas
  • MIMO AND Beam-forming in 5G
  • mmWave in 5G
  • RAN Architecture Options, gNB, NG-eNB
  • RRH, DU & CU Structure
  • 5G Cloud Radio Access Network (CRAN)
  • 5G Core Network Architecture

Module 3

  • 5G Protocol Stacks
  • Non-Access Stratum and Access Stratum
  • RAN Signalling Protocols
  • RAN User Plane Protocols
  • 5G UE Identifiers-PEI, SUPI, SUCI, 5G-S-TMSI, 5G-GUTI
  • Tracking and Paging Areas in 5G
  • 5G Network Identifiers
  • PDU Sessions and QoS Flows

Module 4

  • 5G Network Procedures
  • PLMN Selection
  • Cell Selection / Reselection
  • RACH and RRC
  • UE Power-On and Registration
  • UE Idle and Connected Modes
  • PDU Session Establishment
  • UE Paging Procedure
  • Tracking Area Update procedure
  • Handover in 5G
  • Security in 5G Networks
  • Voice over 5G

Course Trainer

Paul Kilby
Course Director

Paul is responsible for the development and delivery of a wide variety of technical and management training programmes.

Paul has a special interest in the radio air interface, forensic site survey and the forensic use of CDR records. He has worked extensively for mobile telecoms operators, law enforcement and government agencies around the world. Paul has specialized in the security aspects of mobile network technology, including air interface encryption and integrity protection along with system interface protection methods.

As a consultant, he has worked performing threat and security assessment, fraud and revenue assurance work. He has also worked extensively as an expert witness for various law enforcement and security agencies within the UK and United States.

Paul has worked all around the world as a telecom consultant since 1999, with a wide range of telecoms companies including network operators, vendors and chip set manufacturers. He has also worked as a project manager within large infrastructure projects.

As well as holding a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, he studied at Cranfield University on their Executive MBA program which he completed in 2008.Paul now works within Informa Tech where he has access to many of the top industry analysts, research and data. He also enjoys the role of training programme director for many of the world’s largest operators and vendors.